Bet The Cactus Bowl Online – Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Washington HuskiesNoah Williams
It may no longer be the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your favorite wings at your favorite watering hole while watching this game. This year the TicketCity Cactus Bowl features a pair of mid-level teams from Power Five conferences, the Washington Huskies from the PAC 12 taking on the the Oklahoma State Cowboys from the Big 12.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Washington Huskies
Date: Jan. 02, 2015
Start Time: 10:15 p.m. ET
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Oklahoma State Vs Washington
Point Spread: Huskies -6
Game Total: 55.5
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Cactus Bowl Online – Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Washington Huskies
The Washington Huskies won their first four games and ended the regular season with back to back victories to finish at 8-5 and give Chris Peterson his first Bowl with the Huskies. The Oklahoma State Cowboys began 2014 at 4-1 and then proceeded to lose five of their last six games but some how still ended up playing in their ninth straight bowl.
The online college football betting odds have the Huskies as two field-goal favorites over the Cowboys in the Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The game total is 55.5.
Washington will win the Cactus Bowl if
They can make the Cowboys one-dimensional and rattle Mason Rudolph!
If the Washington Huskies want to win the 2015 Cactus Bowl, then they need to find a way to make the Oklahoma State Cowboys a one-dimensional team and then rattle quarterback Mason Rudolph.
Making the Cowboys a bit one-dimensional may not be very hard, seeing as how the Cowboys ranked just 102nd in rushing (135.3 ypg) as opposed to their 59th-ranked passing attack.
Rudolph is a freshman that will be making just his third career start in this affair. The young signal-caller did perform solidly in the Cowboys’ 38-35 overtime win over rival Oklahoma the last time out, throwing for 273 yards and two touchdowns.
— UW Football (@UW_Football) January 2, 2015
The good news for the Cowboys is that Washington ranked an unimpressive 123rd against the pass, allowing 283.9 yards per game. The bad news is that the Cowboys have two All-Americans on the defensive side of the ball in two-way star Shaq Thompson and outstanding defensive end Danny Shelton (nine sacks).
Oklahoma State will win the Cactus Bowl if
They play ‘real’ defense, harass Cyler Miles and keep a close eye on Shaq Thompson!
If Oklahoma State wants to win the Cactus Bowl, then they need play some ‘real’ defense, harass the hell out of red-hot quarterback Cyler Miles – and keep a keen eye on the aforementioned Shaq Thompson, a player that can affect the game on both sides of the ball.
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 31, 2014
Prior to beating Oklahoma the last time out, Oklahoma State lost its previous five games while giving up 42 points or more in three of those losses and 28 points or more in every defeat.
Oklahoma State also needs to put the clamps on Miles who has thrown for four touchdowns over his last two games. The cautious signal-caller tossed just three interceptions all season long.
Thompson ranked third on the team in rushing yards but was named to the Associated Press All-American first team as an all-purpose player for the Huskies and routinely makes plays all over the field on both sides of the ball.
Who will win the Cactus Bowl?
I was really enamored with Oklahoma Stat early in the season, but the Cowboys are certainly not the team that many thought they could be early on. Having said that…let me also say that I really like the Washington Huskies to get the job done in this contest.
— Cactus Bowl (@Cactus_Bowl) January 1, 2015
Oklahoma State gave up an insane 37 sacks to lead the Big 12 this season while Washington ranked a stellar second in the country with a whopping 49 sacks. Huskies linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha led the nation in sacks (18) and tackles for loss (24).
Oklahoma State will also be without Big 12 newcomer of the year Tyreek Hill, who averaged 150.9 all-purpose yards per game during the regular season, making the Huskies even more of a concrete pick in my estimation.
The Huskies are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.